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  (BBSRC DTP) Uncovering the mechanism(s) responsible for a novel neurite co-orientation process
  Dr C Dobson, Prof Keith Crutcher, Dr T Brown, Prof R Baines
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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How do neurons decide where to grow? Although there is evidence for the role of growth factors (diffusible or bound) as well as electrical activity, the specific mechanism remains elusive.
  Lateral hypothalamus as a visual centre controlling arousal, autonomic function and reflex behaviours
  Dr T Brown, Dr D Bechtold
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In addition to supporting our conscious perception of the world around us, light and visual stimuli exert wide ranging effects on animal physiology and behaviour via hard-wired ‘reflexes’ which range from simple effects of light on sleep, alertness and neuroendocrine function to the avoidance of rapidly approaching objects.
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